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Parrikar reviews J&K security situation
Defence minister CM discuss Jammu airport expansion
SRINAGAR, May 22: Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar, who arrived here on a two visit to the state, called on chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed this evening. During their meeting, which was also attended by senior officers of the state government and Ministry of Defence, the two leaders discussed several strategic issues related to prevailing security situation in the State. The chief minister took up with the Defence Minister matters rela...
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Friday following Shab-e-Mehraj observed
SRINAGAR, May 22: Friday following Shab-e-Mehraj was observed today across the valley with religious fervor. The largest congregational prayers were held at Hazratbal shrine where devotees in huge numbers thronged to have a glimpse of holy relic of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Thousands of men, women children, visited the shrine and offered Friday prayers. People could be seen flocking the shrine to seek blessings on the auspicious occasion. Sinc...
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Geelani's passport plea after formalities completed: Rajnath
NEW DELHI, May 22 (Agencies): Union home minister Rajnath Singh today clarified that the government has no objections to give a passport to separatist Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani. The minister further said that the government will consider Geelani's passport application after the completion of due formalities. "If it comes to us after due formalities, we will think over it.... We have no objections," Singh told reporters. The home m...
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Gulzar Pir’s acquittal case
HC asks defense lawyer to submit written arguments
SRINAGAR, May 22: The High Court has asked counsel of Gulzar Pir, who was arrested in May 2013 by police for allegedly raping several young girls at his “fake” seminary in Budgam district, to submit written arguments in an appeal filed by the state government against his client’s acquittal. According to Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, a division bench of the high court comprising of Justices M H Attar and A M Magrey has given 20 days to him to file written ...
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‘You have to neutralise terrorist through terrorist only’
NEW DELHI, May 22 (Agencies): India is going in for intelligence-backed "targeted kills" against terrorists in J&K while militarily dominating the Line of Control with Pakistan, forcing a 30% drop in both cross-border ceasefire violations as well as infiltration bids. "The situation is pretty much under control. Our proactive attitude is to identify terrorists and then effectively neutralise them. Every case is handled firmly with clear-cut int...
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BJP committed to revoke Art 370 in J&K: Rajyavardhan
NEW DELHI, May 22: BJP is committed to "revoke" Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and whenever the party has majority in the state, the special status will be scrapped, Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore said on Friday. "The stand of the BJP over article 370 has not changed. Whenever we have majority in Jammu and Kashmir, we will revoke Article 370," Rathore said. He was speaking at #Modi365, a conclave organised by CNN IBN to mark a year of...
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Pro-Pak forces trying to destabilize J&K govt: Madhav
NEW DELHI, May 22: BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Friday said that waving of Pakistani flags in Jammu and Kashmir is an attempt by the pro-Pakistan forces to destabilise the state government. "This is an attempt by pro-Pak forces to destabilize the Jammu and Kashmir Government. When such incidents take place, then law takes its own course," said Madhav. Earlier on Wednesday, separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's supporters raised Pakista...
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Settling Border Issue 'Critical' For India-China Ties: Doval
NEW DELHI, May 22: Settlement of the border issue is "critical" for India-China ties, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said today, as he called for a "larger plan" for "tackling" that country to resolve all ticklish matters. Doval also said that while India's relations with China "are looking up" there was a need to remain at a "very very high alert". Speaking at the annual K F Rustamji lecture, Doval, who leads the Indian side at the talk...
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Parrikar meets troops at Siachen
SRINAGAR, May 22: Visiting Siachen glacier for the first time after becoming Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar today met the troops at the base camp of the world's highest battlefield, as he kicked off his two-day security review tour of Jammu and Kashmir. Parrikar, also conducted an aerial survey of the glacier. The Minister, who is accompanied by Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, later met state Governor N N Vohra and Chief MInister Muf...
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Protests in Srinagar against Mirwaiz's arrest
SRINAGAR, May 22: Scores of youth, today held demonstrations and pelted stones at security forces after Friday prayers in Nowhatta area here against the house arrest of Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The protests erupted soon after the culmination of the congregational prayers at Jamia Masjid, against the arrest of the Hurriyat chairman. As the protestors reached Nowhatta Chowk, police did not allow it to proceed after w...
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‘J&K to take steps against anti-India activities’
NEW DELHI, May 22: Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Jitendra Singh, on Friday said the Jammu and Kashmir Government has promised to take concrete steps against anti-India activities in the state. "As far as the BJP is concerned, we are clear about our stand. We have expressed our concern to the state government and they have assured us a fair investigation. They have promised to take concrete steps over the issue to make ...
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Omar hits out at PDP-BJP govt over Parrikar's remarks
JAMMU, May 22: Working president of the Opposition National Conference, Omar Abdullah on Friday hit out at PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir over the remarks of defence minister Manohar Parrikar on the strategy of eliminating militants in the state. "Looks like chief minister) Mufti (Mohammad Syed is reviving & empowering the Ikhwanis (counter-insurgents). That's the only way to carry out 'terrorists killing terrorists' policy o...
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Centre approves hike in aid for migrant KPs
JAMMU, May 22: Migrant Kashmiri Pandit (KP) families will get hiked financial assistance of Rs 10,000 per family per month. The Centre has cleared the proposal of the state government to hike the financial assistance from the present Rs 6,600 per family. Relief and rehabilitation commissioner (migrants) RK Pandita said the KP families will get hiked assistance from May. The hiked will benefit 63,000 registered migrant families, including 41,00...
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Nirupam opposes passport to Geelani
GUWAHATI, May 22 (Agencies): Amidst the controversy surrounding the issuance of passport to hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, AICC spokesperson Sanjay Nirupam today urged the Centre to desist from such a move. "If activities of Geelani and other Hurriyat leaders' are anti-India, then the central government should take a decision to stop issuing passport to Geelani," he told reporters here. The issuance of passport to Geelani has ...
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Seeking Indian passport a compulsion: Hurriyat-G
SRINAGAR, May 21: Huriyat Conference (G) on Thursday said that applying for the Indian passport in Kashmir is a ‘compulsion’. “It is a simple issue that is trying to be made complicated. Indeed it is a compulsion for us to apply for an Indian passport from Kashmir. We have to use even Indian currency here. The debate being generated over the issuance of passport to Syed Ali Geelani is unfortunate and condemnable,” Huriyat (G) spokesperson Ayaz ...
> Repairs carried out on highway
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> 2 Vijaypur youth killed in Punjab
Body of one drowned boy retrieved from Srinagar
SRINAGAR, May 21: Police today retrieved the body of one of the drowned teenage boys from Srinagar. According to police sources dead body of the boy identified as Haseeb Ahmad Bhat Son of Hilal Ahmad Bhat of Budubagh Khanyaar was recovered today from Jhelum at Gagarpora Noorbagh area in old Srinagar. Officials at police control room said the body was found at around 3p.m in afternoon. “After the continuous efforts of 12 days today at around 3...
> Naeem visits Dadasara to felicitate matric toppers
> Rains lash valley
> ‘No flood threat in Kashmir’
> Srinagar-Leh NH reopens for traffic
> Road mishaps continue to claim lives
Gold monetization scheme
The proposed gold monetization scheme, if implemented, will help in unlocking the value of idle gold and gold ornaments that have been accumulating over the years in most of the Indian families as part of family heirlooms passed from one generation to the other over the past many centuries. Keeping in view the accumulated assets of the families particularly gold, which is the highly consumed imported item from around the world to the extent of 2...
> Dirty confrontation in Delhi
> Row over AIIMS dangerous
> Trips not policy abroad
> Petroleum prices hike
> Unlettered literates in teaching posts
Who cares for the Rohingyas?
By Aijaz Zaka Syed
"We fishermen have a code," an Indonesian fisherman by the name of Ridwan told Al Jazeera. "At sea you are all brothers and sisters. So if someone is asking for help, we have an obligation to help without looking at race, religion or anything." The illiterate, impoverished Indonesian fishermen who rushed to rescue more than 400 Rohingya refugees floating in the Straits of Malacca clearly have more humanity and generosity of spirit than the powe...
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> Drones, drivers and swear words..! - By Robert Clements
Constitutional crisis grips the national capital
By Kalyani Shankar
Is Delhi moving towards a constitutional crisis even as the ugly spat between the chief minister Kejriwal and Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung intensifies? No doubt this is not the first time the differences between the governors and the chief ministers has emerged. During Indira Gandhi's regime some Governors were called the agents of the Centre when they recommended President's rule bowing to her wishes. It was after the judiciary stepped in that the ...
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Menace of ragging
Dear Editor, The recent death of a girl student in a suicide pact of four at the Water Sports Centre in Alapuzha has once again resurrected memories of ragging menace that refuses to die despite anti-ragging laws and regulations, guidelines, help lines and moral and police watch. It also raises a big question on senior-junior relationship in institutions of learning. While the State Sports Minister has directed his Secretary to probe the incid...
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> Communal violence is on rise
> Complaints against whistle-blower daughter of Delhi CM
> Domestic politics at foreign level
We gave 1-yr of corruption-free governance: Jaitley
NEW DELHI, May 22 (Agencies): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said one year of decisive and corruption-free governance at the Centre has set the stage for a double-digit growth rate and promised to continue economic reforms with a view to make it easier to do business in India. He also attacked the Congress for positioning itself as anti-growth and anti-development by obstructing reforms measures like GST and amendments to the land acquisit...
> Jaya makes public appearance, to take oath as CM on May 23
> Centre backs LG, says not mandatory to consult Delhi CM on services
> Firing at film city close to Big B's shooting site, 1 hurt
> Modi committed to Bihar's development, asks Biharis to shed casteism
> HC refuses to stay DCW summons against Kumar Vishwas
I don't think we are loosing: Obama on ISIS
WASHINGTON, May 22 (Agencies): President Barack Obama has played down the Islamic State capture of Ramadi, capital of Iraq's largest province, as a "tactical setback" and insisted the US-led coalition's campaign againt the terror outfit is "not losing". "No, I don't think we're losing. "There's no doubt there was a tactical setback, although Ramadi had been vulnerable for a very long time, primarily because these are not Iraqi security forces ...
> 200 Buddhist monks, nuns killed in Nepal quake
> Blast near Pak security forces vehicle injures 5
> 4 ministers quit Sirisena Govt, accuse PM of 'high-handedness'
> IS destroys archaeological site at Palmyra
> PM arrives in South Korea on final leg of 3-Nation tour
Sehwag Academy ropes in Arun Sharma’s services to train young cricketers
JAMMU, May 22: The Sehwag Cricket Academy has roped in the services of former Ranji trophy player playing for Services team, Arun Sharma to train the budding talent of Jammu and Kashmir. Sharma is presently coaching Goregoan Sports Club and Wellington Sports Club, Mumbai. Giving the tips of batting, bowling as well as fielding to the youngsters at Heritage School Jammu, Sharma said that the state has huge cricket potential and some budding cri...
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> Sukha of Rajasthan lifts 31st Salal Kesari title 2015
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> J&K mini volleyball teams leave for Tamil
> SKCC Doda registers win over RCCC Doda by 31 runs
Court grants bail to Naveen Jindal, Koda
NEW DELHI, May 22 (Agencies): Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda, ex -Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao and seven others were today granted bail by a special court which asked them not to tamper with evidence or influence witnesses. The court granted them the relief after they appeared before it and sought bail on the ground that they have joined the investigation and there wa...
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> Company denies job to MBA graduate, says we hire only non-Muslims
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> Centre okays Rs 20,000-cr for 'Namami Gange' scheme
> India gets IMF help on 'Back-Casting' of new GDP data
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